Founding Director, Center for Crime, Forensics, and Security Analysis

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) invites nominations and applications for an interdisciplinary leader to serve as the Founding Director of the Center for Crime, Forensics, and Security Analysis. The director will collaborate with colleagues across the university to establish a leading center that impacts student learning, community engagement, and research and scholarship.

With many activities related to criminology, forensics, and security analysis already taking place across the institution, PNW sees an excellent opportunity to bring together many of these isolated pieces and take a more interconnected approach that will enhance student learning opportunities and increase engagement in issues affecting the region. The director will work across the university to leverage existing assets in a more strategic, cross-disciplinary manner and creatively explore opportunities for new programs and partnerships. Given the vision for a truly interdisciplinary approach, this will be the first center housed at the university-level rather than the college-level.

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The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. However, in order to ensure the fullest consideration, applicants are encouraged to have complete applications submitted by September 11, 2018.  Requested application materials include a letter of interest; resume or curriculum vitae; and the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least five professional references. All applications, nominations, and inquiries will remain confidential. References will not be called until after the first screening of applications and then only after the applicant has given explicit permission. All application materials must be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Please direct all applications, nominations, and inquiries for the position to the search firm assisting the university at the contact information below:

Ryan Crawford, Partner | Kriston Burroughs, Associate

7500 Rialto Blvd

Building 1, Suite 250

Austin, TX 78735

(737) 203-8857 |

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